The University of Cambridge has released a list of the 50 best books on sustainability via the Gaurdian. It’s a great list, with not one specifically urban book on the list, and none by planners or new urbanists.
My must-reads from the Gaurdian’s list:
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the battle Against World Poverty, by Muhammad Yunus 1999
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, 2002
Development as Freedom, by Amartya Sen, 2000
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, by Jeffrey Sachs, 2005.
The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, by Hernando De Soto, 2000
Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, by E.F. Schumacher, 1973
Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development, by Vandana Shiva, 1989
Globalization and its Discontents, by Joseph Stiglitz, 2002